Ready to go again!

It is funny how staying in marinas has never been our thing; they are expensive, they can be noisy and we’d much rather be anchored in the wild! And yet our time at the Batemans Bay Marina has been really pleasant; we each secretly found we were actually enjoying ourselves and finally admitted this to…

Spring sail on Take It Easy

D-Day for Take It Easy

It is D-Day for our Summer 2016-17 Cruise!  D for Departure, Decompress, Discovery, Delight, Dawdle.  Hopefully not D for Danger, Disappointment, Dullness, Dread, Drips or Damage!

Cat Meeting at Waterloo Bay

Easter is generally an opportunity for a small foray into Bass Strait.  With it comes an internet detox: out there there is no phone contact, no email, no internet coverage.  So a series of four posts about our Easter 2016 Cruise will be published on our return.  Here is the first of the series.

New rudder fitted!

Take It Easy is no longer limping!  We have a new rudder, thanks to Grenville Eastley and Peter Snell who came out on Monday and spent a few hours installing it and making adjustments so it fits!  All is good.  This called for celebrations!  Thank you guys for getting us out of trouble.  The Easy…

Mooloolaba River Sunset

Taking it easy in Mooloolaba

After spending a night at anchor at Bums Bay near the Gold Coast Seaway, the team continued their progress 60 miles northward, to the tip of North Stradbroke Island, leaving bright and early for their 10 hour day sail. They rounded Cape Moreton in the middle of the afternoon, and anchored at Yellow Patch, so named because of its sand dunes.…

Into the Broadwater!

The boys have made it across the border into Queensland.  After spending a night at anchor in Byron Bay, they set off early on Monday morning, bound for the Gold Coast Seaway and the Broadwater.  Marine Traffic recorded them at Southport on Monday afternoon, and they anchored at Bums Bay overnight. The Seaway is the…